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2nd Survey Solicits Responses for Soon-to-be Demolished 13th District Police Station as Citizens Petition Mayor to Hire More Cops

By at September 20, 2012 | 12:57 pm | 1 Comments

2nd Survey Solicits Responses for Soon-to-be Demolished 13th District Police Station as Citizens Petition Mayor to Hire More Cops

Per 1st Ward Ald. Moreno's latest e-Update, "an $800,000 commitment from various entities to develop the site" has been obtained for the soon-to-be former 13th District police station at 937 N. Wood.  Looking for a breakdown? The Chicago Park District has committed $400,000. Moreno has chipped in $200,000 from his ward's menu fund.  Lastly, a local (and unnamed) more...

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Review: ‘Peace, Love, and Punk’ at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

By at September 19, 2012 | 3:36 pm | 0 Comment

Review: ‘Peace, Love, and Punk’ at Riot Fest in Humboldt Park

Having shot Lollapalooza, Pitchfork and dozens of music festivals over the past many years, Philin Phlash tells us he can't remember the last time he had so much fun at a music fest. Suffering a cold from two days of roaming Humboldt Park, where the first outdoor edition of the 8th Annual Riot Fest occupied a sizable portion of the expansive park's southern end, more...

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Spotlight on Time & Patience in Foreclosure Market: Spaces with Eva Bergant, Sept. 18th

By at September 19, 2012 | 8:46 am | 1 Comments

Spotlight on Time & Patience in Foreclosure Market: Spaces with Eva Bergant, Sept. 18th

A news report on Crain's Chicago Business shows that Illinois, in the month of August 2012, led the nation in foreclosures, beating out Florida, Arizona, California, and Nevada. The Chicago area experienced a 44% rise in foreclosed properties over the same time period in August of 2011. Whether we want the distinction or not, the foreclosure market here is active, more...

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UPDATED 9/23/12: Concerns, Praise For Revised Winnebago Avenue Development Plan

By at September 18, 2012 | 9:50 am | 12 Comments

UPDATED 9/23/12: Concerns, Praise For Revised Winnebago Avenue Development Plan

UPDATED 9/21/12:  Raymond Valadez from the 1st Ward Office told this writer that the vote from the meeting was 21-21, but that there was also "a petition from six or seven residents who couldn't be there that was in favor of the development."  Of the petition, Valadez said, "It was exactly what we needed to get [the development] approved."  When asked if the more...

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Two Commmunity Groups Say ‘No’ to Concession Stand at Entry to Wicker Park’s Park

By at September 18, 2012 | 8:04 am | 2 Comments

Two Commmunity Groups Say ‘No’ to Concession Stand at Entry to Wicker Park’s Park

Early this morning, two community groups, the Wicker Park Advisory Council and Wicker Park Committee, fired off letters of opposition to 1st Ward Alderman Moreno and Chicago Park District executives, expressing their concerns about a proposed 'L' car themed concession stand. The concession would be located at the entry to the historic park on the southwest corner more...

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“Female with Dark Hair” Driving Dark Grey Nissan SUV Sought in Early Morning Hit-and-Run in Logan Square

By at September 17, 2012 | 10:52 am | 0 Comment

“Female with Dark Hair” Driving Dark Grey Nissan SUV Sought in Early Morning Hit-and-Run in Logan Square

According to Lynn Basa, who shared this photo, a cab drove into a Cricket dealership on the 2900 block of N. Milwaukee Ave. (at Greshem) around 4 a.m. today. "The cars are still there.  No one was hurt but the cab driver," Basa wrote via email at 9:25 a.m. this morning. Officer Mirabelli in Police News affairs said, "What we understand is that a Toyota Prius more...

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Images and Reactions to Open Streets in Wicker Park

By at September 16, 2012 | 3:57 pm | 14 Comments

Images and Reactions to Open Streets in Wicker Park

It's 3:35 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon and a man on a megaphone is telling people on the 1500 block of Milwaukee Ave to "get out of the street, use the sidewalk." He's referring to the fact that for the past five hours, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Milwaukee Avenue-- Wicker Park's main throughway street--  was closed to motorized traffic as part of Open Streets, an more...

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East Village Association Celebrates 30 Years At Site Of Significant Victory

By at September 15, 2012 | 1:00 pm | 0 Comment

East Village Association Celebrates 30 Years At Site Of Significant Victory

This past Thursday night, at the site of its most significant victory, the Goldblatt's Building (saved in 1996 and now home to the West Town Chicago Public Library branch, 1625 W. Chicago Ave.) past and present members of the East Village Association celebrated 30 years of existence, which makes it the second-longest running neighborhood association in the city. EVA more...

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Sept. 14th Pipeline, and Weekend Events: RIOT FEST, Bucktown 5K, and Open Streets TOWING ALERT

By at September 15, 2012 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

Sept. 14th Pipeline, and Weekend Events: RIOT FEST, Bucktown 5K, and Open Streets TOWING ALERT

Click here for the Sept. 14th pipeline, sent yesterday to subscribers.  Subscribe here.  Riot Fest is happening right now in Humboldt Park. Philin Phlash is on the scene and hanging out with one of his favorite bands, the Dropkick Murphys, as we type this.  SEE RIOT FEST SCHEDULE, below, and for a history of the fest, check out this Chicago Reader cover more...

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Important Public Meeting this Monday (Sept. 17th) at 6 p.m. to Discuss ‘Winnebago Development’

By at September 14, 2012 | 4:21 pm | 1 Comments

Important Public Meeting this Monday (Sept. 17th) at 6 p.m. to Discuss ‘Winnebago Development’

The following information was just posted by Teddy Varndell to the Wicker Park Committee Facebok Page's Wall. For a dispatch from the first Community Meeting, consult Jon Graef's story, "Residents Vote (35-13) to Disapprove Winnebago Lot Development"   Jon will be reporting on Monday's meeting. "IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING. Proposed Apartment Development, Winnebago more...

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